Today I have finished my first arrangement for marchingband in Netherland. I’m an Finale user since 1994 (version 3).
Dorico works fantastic! Changing the quarter note from 5 (Finale) to 6 is difficult to change after 23 years, but slowly I will learn.
Masterpages, layout, Lock Durations etc etc, it is really good.
I will thank Daniel and his team for the answers I’ve got on the forum. Also the other users who have post bugs, tips!
I second what Comp said: I love Dorico. I rewrote a small piano project that I had in Sibelius – about 5 pages long. I’ve found Dorico to be quite responsive on this small project (and I love the interface: much easier to input notes).
My rig is an Early 2015 13" Retina Macbook Pro, 2.9 Ghz Intel Core i5, 16 GB 1867 Mhz DDR3 RAM, SSHD Running Sierra 10.12.1. I plan to plug in to a large monitor later. Haven’t tried MIDI input yet.
IMHO: Dorico is a venture for all composers to support, since other options either suck or are not under active development anymore or both. Dorico is our future.